A fun card to make and give, the surprise is on the inside! Pop up cards are a great paper craft and a super way to offer a special greeting.
: 15 minutes (plus drying time for paint and glue)
: 5-10's, Over 10's
Birthday card template (see Method)
Card stock or other thick paper
Paint, felt pen and glitter
Go to pop up cake
for the template and detailed folding instructions for the card.
Print out your template on heavy paper or card stock.
Cut out the cake and the candles.
Fold your candles and cake according to the directions
Paint and/or decorate the candles and cake. Allow to dry. Fold and the candles and cake again as the paint and glitter makes the paper a bit stiff.
Decorate the outside of your card if you wish.
Simple wave shapes in different colours decorate but do not detract from the inside surprise!
Glue your candles and cake to the inside of your card. Allow the glue to dry and then carefully fold in the candles and cake. After a couple of times opening and closing, the paper will loosen and the cake and candles will "pop up" easily.
Write in a message for that special person and surprise them with their own pop up card!
Check out this robot birthday pop up card
or another easy birthday cake pop up card